This Python script cannot open by a editor?
steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Sat Jul 5 01:37:30 CEST 2014
On Fri, 04 Jul 2014 14:50:02 -0700, rxjwg98 wrote:
> I am learning a Python Tool from web:
Did you read that web page? It says:
To get the code you have two choices: you might clone the
repository, which contains the most recent changes (more
features, more bugs too...) or download a frozen version
in a form of a "binary" file.
> I download the program to Ubuntu 12.04. I find that in the folder it is
> shown as hdlmake-v1.0, 37.8 KB Python Script.
At the bash shell from inside that folder, run:
What does it say?
> I remember that script
> file can be loaded to an editor to read its content. But, when I open it
> by double click, it is shown as like binary file in GEDIT.
> What is the reason of this?
Because it is a binary file.
> A general Python file has .py extension, and can be edited. Is it right?
Python *source code* normally has a .py extension, although it could have
no extension at all.
Python *byte code* is a binary file, usually with a .pyc or .pyo
extension. On Windows, sometimes you also get .pyw.
You can also get Python code inside a zip file, which may have a .zip
extension. On Windows, you can get Python code frozen in a .exe file, and
I believe on Mac you can get it frozen in a .app file.
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